The Web is mature now. Web pages are ubiquitous and should provide a seamless experience while offering useful and engaging content to people who are accessing your pages in a variety of ways. In this webinar, discover what groundbreaking Web technologies will be on the horizon in the last half of 2018 and beyond and learn how all these advancements can fit into diverse libraries to help them remain a guiding light into the future. Specifically, we’ll:
– Learn the key elements of good Web Design
– Understand various technologies used to build quality Web sites
– Highlight web design trends and techniques that are defining modern website design
– Develop a toolkit filled with a variety of tools to help you analyze other sites to help build fresh, new Web sites
Original broadcast August 30, 2018
Biography ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. In October 2015, the Innovation Lab received a $7,500 Curiosity Creates grant from the Walt Disney Company in collaboration with ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children to expand their successful Maker Boot Camp series that helps “promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14.” Imagination and originality, flexibility, decision-making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, and motivation are the critical components of creativity that the Maker Boot Camp has integrated into their curriculum (https://youtu.be/kO3_NRWHZ9E).
While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.
Much of Chad’s recent interests have focused around mobile and emerging technologies. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. Chad also plays drums in two bands, Fowler’s Bluff and Low Season, and he also organizes Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, which is held each year at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus.